Almond Crunch

Almond Crunch

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"I am begged for this recipe whenever I serve it. My advice: Invest in a good candy thermometer and always, always, always use good ingredients. Do not use margarine as a substitute for the butter; the water content is too high."

Ingredients

2 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 317 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in the preheated oven until lightly browned, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Line a jelly roll pan with foil.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil, without stirring, to hard crack stage, 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Remove from heat.
  4. Working quickly, stir in almonds, and pour mixture into foil lined jelly roll pan; tip pan from side to side to spread candy evenly in pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over candy brittle. Let stand about 5 minutes, or until shiny and soft. Spread chocolate evenly over candy. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 1 hour. Break into bite-size pieces.
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This is superb. A couple of suggestions: (1) Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the mixture at the beginning - it cuts down on the sweetness; (2) When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat one n...

I love this recipe! Made 20 lbs this year as gifts. Couple of hints: * The new "Release Foil" is much easier to get off than regular. * I double the recipe (but just use 1 regular-size ba...

Almond crunch is fantastic, and very addictive! It is very easy to make and is delicious. One thing I would recommend is to extend the foil over at least two ends of the jelly roll pan before yo...